Ephraim Copeland

1 February 1697–3 November 1765 (Age 68)
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Copeland was born on 1 February 1697, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Copeland, was 40 and his mother, Mary Bass, was 27. He married Mercy Verin on 25 July 1723, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 3 November 1765, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 68.

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Ephraim Copeland
1697–1765
Mercy Verin
1700–
Marriage: 25 July 1723
Hannah Copeland
1724–1760
Ephraim Copeland
1726–1810

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 July 1723
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Ephraim Copeland, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ephraim in entry for Ephraim Copeland, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ephraim Copeland in entry for Ephraim Copeland, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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